Paideia Academy

Tel: (865)670-0440
Grades: PK-12 | 133 students
Is your child being challenged to love God and love learning?  Paideia Academy's classical & Christ-centered approach to education is not only focused on what the students are learning but also on whom they are becoming.
The emphasis at Paideia Academy is on teaching your child how to think and learn with a clear understanding that all truth is God’s truth.  We strive for academic excellence while nurturing the whole child and provide students with an engaging atmosphere in which to think, study, achieve, and serve.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 133 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Paideia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,700
Tuition Notes PreK $1,500; K-3rd $6,696; 4th-6th $7,344; 7th-12th $7,632
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

School Notes:

  • Classical & Christ-centered education
  • Pre-K program
  • Grades K-3 follow university schedule - at school on M-W-F and at home on Tu-Th
  • Grades 4 and up on traditional 5-day schedule
  • Small school, small class sizes, and active parent & teacher involvement provide a nurturing school culture
  • Fine arts classes weekly
  • Upper School features Hall Model, Socratic Method Humanities Classes, and Harkness approach to study of Great Books
  • New facililties with ongoing development

Profile last updated: 08/04/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Webb School Of Knoxville (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Episcopal School Of Knoxville (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Episcopal School Of Knoxville (1.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-8 | 335 students
    1.1 miles
    950 Episcopal School Way
    Knoxville, TN 37932
  • Knoxville
    Grades: NS-5 | 36 students
    1.5 miles
    9956 Dutchtown Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37923
  • Knoxville
    Webb School Of Knoxville
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-12 | 986 students
    1.9 miles
    9800 Webb School Ln
    Knoxville, TN 37923
  • Knoxville
    Knoxville Christian School
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: PK-12 | 184 students
    2 miles
    11549 Snyder Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37932
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-12 | 1162 students
    2.7 miles
    529 Academy Way
    Knoxville, TN 37923

School Reviews

This is a wonderful school for families whose priority is to teach their children a Christian, Bible-based worldview. I strongly support classical schools (do some research) and have been amazed by the students that graduate...they are grounded in academics and can articulate the reasoning behind their faith. I continue to be impressed by what the school offers (considering its size) and the teachers are top notch! Every time I visit, I want to stay and attend the omnibus classes, and participate in the conversation with these grounded and highly knowledgeable teachers. I haven't seen anything else that even comes close..the whole experience is unique, and the small size and style of teaching really lends itself to relationship building. If you want lots of bells and whistles then look elsewhere, but if your priority is solid academics and grounded spiritual teaching then you need to put this on your list.
- Posted by Parent, 11/16/15

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The average private school tuition in Knoxville, TN is $7,354 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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